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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Coronavirus and homelessness: a crisis intensified
"Without a safe space to isolate and recuperate, the unhoused are even more at risk."
Boston lays the groundwork to end family homelessness
The City Council’s plan to form a special commission on family homelessness is an earnest endeavor. Political leaders should be held accountable for ensuring it makes a difference.
IDEAS | STARRE JULIA VARTAN
Consider the small landlord
I’m one of the independent property owners who keeps housing affordable — and I’m terrified.
Evictions are bad for everyone
Evictions lead to more poverty. That’s a recipe for a weak economy and a slow recovery.
Baker’s bid to address evictions is laudable but it doesn’t go far enough
"The economic and public health impacts of the pandemic will continue for months, and it is critical that we implement a relief strategy that will support our communities throughout its duration."
More time, money key to easing eviction pain
Governor Baker’s plan is a good start, but the Commonwealth will need more resources to fight homelessness.
Economic relief can’t wait
It would be a shame for lawmakers to hold up needed aid and housing reforms over sports betting.
Wu’s obstructionism is a losing strategy
The Boston city councilor's big stall on zoning appointees — causing delays on hundreds of small construction projects — isn't progressive.
IDEAS | NOAH Y. KIM
Housing will test white support for Black lives
White people are rallying against racism, but will they finally make it much easier for minorities to move into their neighborhoods?
Pine Street Inn housing project hits sticking point in Jamaica Plain
"Let’s be part of the solution and not look for false barriers to prevent people from leaving the streets and living in an apartment of their own."